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and anti-american violence overseas there is late word tonight that the fbi has exposed an apparent homegrown terror plot in chicago involving an american teenager. the feds arresting an 18-year-old man who they say tried to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago bar. what he apparently didn't know was that the fbi was in on it from the start and the bomb was a fake. nbc's john yang is in our chicago newsroom with more. was anyone put at risk here? >> reporter: law enforcement officials stressed to nbc news that no one was ever at risk. the bomb was a phony. the suspect, 18-year-old adel daoud had no weapons training, no explosives training and is not a member or connected with any terrorist group, international terrorist group. according to this 35-page criminal complaint he was spotted by the fbi online talking jihad and talking about attacking americans. an undercover fbi agent got in touch with him. in the course of their discussions he came up with this plot to attack a target in chicago. and last night, according to the fbi, he was given a phony bomb, drove it in a jeep cheroke
as the evacuation happened, the fbi was launching an investigation. the veteran diplomats going back to the reagan years urged the critics to call a time out. >> i think it is very important we don't play politics with this. we have american lives at stake. our embassy, they're at out posts that are very dangerous. >> reporter: and more on how effective chris stevens was as an ambassador, an out pouring from others expressing sadness over his death. andrea mitchell in our d.c. bureau tonight, what a tragedy for our state department and others. >>> as far as a u.s. military response tonight. our correspondent reports one u.s. navy destroyer has arrived off the coast of libya tonight. a second is expected tomorrow. 60 u.s. marines are being moved into libya to beef up security. the marines traditionally defend all larger u.s. embassies from around the world. with us, michael lighter, a former director of of the u.s. national countterrorism center. michael there is no accounting for what people take offense to, the rumor or reality of a film, if that is in deep what happened. somebody i spoke to said
that the fbi is on scene, the u.s. acknowledged reports of a protest gone wild were wrong. on air force one, the press secretary, jay carney says it was self-evident that what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack. president obama was asked about that today >> what we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm u.s. interests. >> reporter: intelligence officials now believe it could have been a planned attack all along, looking like a protest. today, officials briefed top members of congress. >> i think the story now is that there was not a demonstration. this was a pre-planned attack. >> reporter: but after the killings, the administration blamed it on protests sparked by the anti-islamist video. >> what happened in benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to what had happened hours before in cairo. >> reporter: frustrated, john mccain lashed out at officials for not pointing to al qaeda members. >> i was shocked they thought it was a spontaneous demonstration. it shows the
and three other americans. the obama administration says it was a planned terrorist attack, and the fbi is investigating a possible al qaeda link, and an issue that secretary of state hillary clinton discussed today. meanwhile, ann curry sat down with the president of libya to discuss the situation. >> reporter: would you call the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi an act of terrorism? >> i have no doubt about that. and it is a pre-planned act of terrorism directed against american citizens. >> reporter: you're confirming that rpgs were used in the original attack? >> mortars -- >> reporter: they were used in the attack? >> yes. >> reporter: and do you know how many mortars were used? >> about 500. >> reporter: and you were saying they were fired with such accuracy that this could not have been done by somebody who didn't have experience? >> experience and knew what he was doing. >> reporter: and this is what is helping to convince you that this was a pre-planned attack, not a reaction to a controversial movie? >> yes, i have no doubt about this. >> reporter: do you think the movi
be when security concerns have stopped an fbi team from getting to the crime scene, having to work instead from libya's capitol city of tripoli, 400 miles away. a official said that while that is limited, it is more important to question people in libya thought to know about the attack. and he says the process is yielding more valuable information. one other note, peter king, chairman of the house committee, said that ambassador susan rice should resign because of her statement. >>> all right, we want to turn to andrea mitchell, chief foreign correspondent, and andrea how rare is it for the intelligence committee to come out and acknowledge they got it wrong initially, and is it having any effect on the response here? >> reporter: well, first of all it is very, very rare for them to make this type of admission. and politics are clearly in play. the questions are being asked, why did they get it wrong? was it because of a coverup, or was it because they were trying to avoid acknowledging mistakes this close to the election? so there is always a political consequence, and certainly's tonight
library showing the painting was there from 1937 to 1949 and in 1951 it was stolen. tonight the fbi is investigating. >>> is there more than one mona lisa? some folks think so. we'll show you the painting some believe da vinci painted years before the famous one that now hangs in the louvre. >> reporter: what do local veterans think of governor romney? they get a personal meet and greet today in springfield. i'm peggy fox. >>> swing state virginia on the minds of both president obama and mitt romney and today both of them spent the day campaigning there. peggy fox caught up with romney as he spoke to veterans at the american legion in springfield and he began his speech hammering the president for the job losses predicted under sequestration cuts that may come at the end of this year. >> members of the american legion, thank you. >> reporter: governor mitt romney talked up his support of defense spend. he said cutting defense spending -- spending. he said cutting defense spending now should be unthinkable. >> the world is not a safe place. it remains dangerous. >> reporter: gover
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